Links for 5/22/16

From 1820 to 2013, 79 million people obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States. The interactive map below visualizes all of them based on their prior country of residence. The brightness of a country corresponds to its total migration to the U.S. at the given time. Use the controls at the bottom to stop / […]

Source: Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820 – Metrocosm


Surfing in Palestine: pleasure-seekers of the occupied territories





Avalon 1964, With Midget Farrelly and Bobby Brown

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger

Source: Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Links for 5/19/16

Rabbit Kekai, the Last of the Waikiki Beachboys, Dies At 95

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


Predicting the attack on Pearl Harbor


Drowned worlds: Egypt’s lost cities


The Marxophone is a 1912 toy instrument that combines a zither with a keyboard linked to flexible hammers that repeatedly strike the strings. The resulting sound, over the years, has earned a stran…

Source: The Marxophone, spooky carnival instrument / Boing Boing


Where are surfing’s most creative subcultures today?



Links for 5/18/16

A battle over access to a prime piece of California coast has brought unwanted attention to one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

Source: Billionaire V.C. under fire in beach dispute – Reuters.TV


An oil sheen of 2 miles by 13 miles could be seen off the Louisiana coast.

Source: Shell Oil Spill Dumps Thousands Of Barrels Of Crude Into Gulf Of Mexico


Best of Break Free Global Action



Berta Cáceres, the environmental advocate shot dead in her home in March, told friends of a hitman boasting about his plans as she ‘worked frantically’

Source: ‘Time was running out’: Honduran activist’s last days marked by threats




Record Store Day – SpecialRelease

Links for 5/14/16

Oldest known axe discovered in Australia, claim researchers




We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry


Amidst lingering smoke from the morning’s ceremony, Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda opened up the space with a welcoming. “We celebrate that you are here with us today to build something real. We don’t want our Sister Berta to become an empty word. We don’t want her name to become just another slogan.”

Source: What Does Justice for Slain Honduran Environmentalist Berta Cáceres Mean? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community


Significant portions of the habitats for loggerhead turtles, right whales, and many other species would be impacted if the Obama administration approves permits for seismic testing.

Source: Loggerhead, Right Whale Breeding Grounds Are Entirely Covered By Atlantic Blasting Area | ThinkProgress


Water is at risk in the United States and around the world. Its quality and availability is in peril. Today, nearly one in eight people lack access to adequate supplies of safe drinking water. Globally, water-borne diseases kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria, and five times as many children die of diarrhea than of HIV/AIDS.

Source: Watching Out for Our Water | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community